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Your Ultimate Guide to the Boston Area’s 21 Best Breweries Right Now

Massachusetts is now home to more than 200 breweries, quadruple the number it had back in 2011. The remarkable figure comes from industry bloggers Mass. […]

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Five Ways Massachusetts Ditched the Nanny State during the Pandemic

On the one hand, city and state government decisions have never played a more jarringly intrusive role in our day-to-day activities, with sweeping curfews, strictly […]


The Coolest Ways to Drink Socially from a Social Distance

There is no shortage of booze to be drunk during this time of isolation: Essential businesses like liquor stores and breweries are keeping their inventories […]


2020 Malt Madness Winner Definitive Brewing Co. Has Plans for a Kittery Taproom

UPDATE, Thursday, May 21: Just in time for the unofficial kickoff of summer, Kittery has a new brewery: Definitive Brewing Co. opens its Route 1 […]


Boston Magazine’s Malt Madness 2020: The Final Face-Off

Here it is: the final face-off. Since we launched Malt Madness several weeks ago, your votes have narrowed down 64 New England breweries to the […]


Boston Magazine’s Malt Madness 2020: The Final Pour

Malden’s own Idle Hands Craft Ales, one of Boston’s original breweries. Vermont’s illustrious Hill Farmstead Brewery. And Portland, Maine’s Bissell Brothers and Definitive Brewing Company. These […]


Malt Madness 2020: Eight Elite Ales (and Lagers) Remain in Round 4

As taprooms close to on-site service amid the coronavirus pandemic, the scrappy craft beer industry has adapted along with the rest of us during these […]


Boston-Area Breweries Are Offering Curbside Pickup—and Even Beer Delivery

Let’s be honest: we could all use a couple of four-packs in the fridge right now. While it’s imperative to stay at home as much […]


Malt Madness 2020: Round 3 Serves Up the Sudsy 16

Along with bags of fresh produce, a family pack of chicken thighs, and cases of seltzer water, my pandemic provisions have included a whole lot […]


Malt Madness 2020: Round 2 Begins

The votes are in after a thrilling first round of Malt Madness—and you might want a drink for this, readers. Some tough, tough matchups between […]


Three of the World’s Best Breweries Are In New England

This news shouldn’t surprise anyone who likes to sample local brews while traveling: Some of the best beer in the world can be enjoyed right […]


Five Things to Know about the New Sam Adams Brewery at Faneuil Hall

It’s huge. If you’ve walked by Faneuil Hall in the past two years, you might have already noticed: The new Sam Adams brewery is really […]


Boston’s First Blind Beer Fest Will Make You a Smarter Drinker

A crisp lager, a refreshing IPA, a rich milk stout—what’s your favorite beer? Some beer fans like certain brews for different experiences: A mixed-fermentation sour […]


Aeronaut Brewing Company Is Suing One of Its Founders

The new, Boston-area contract brewery FAB Beer says its cans are vehicles for art and activism—but in a new lawsuit, the FAB founder’s former business […]


Weekly Digest: A Medford Pub Opens with Detroit-Style Pizza, and More Must-Know Food News

It’s a busy time to be a food lover in Boston. Here, an easily digestible roundup of the restaurant news stories you need to know […]